Spring Virtual Sessions: April 6 – 23

Overview

 

On the heels of our successful, first-ever virtual GM Conference and Selfcare Summit last year, and in direct response to feedback shared by our valued members, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is uniquely positioned to fulfill the industry’s needs with the introduction of our virtual event series in 2021.

Designed by the industry for the industry, our virtual event series will be category-specific with more frequent meeting events, providing impactful and efficient opportunities for valuable business connections and growth throughout the year.

Welcome, International Housewares Association Members! We’re looking forward to being part of your Connect GROCERY experience. Please use the Seller form to sign up for Session 3 and become eligible to accept meetings with Buyers.

Spring Strategic Executive Connection (SEC) Meetings

GMDC|RT Sellers — All Buyers

  • Session #1: April 6-9 – Selfcare Categories; Deadline to register February 12

Session #1: Selfcare Categories Spring SEC Meetings:  Key Dates

  • Company Registration Deadline: Friday February 12th
  • Participant Registrations can be added at any time
  • SEC Profile Completion: Week of February 15-19
  • SEC Mutual Meeting Partner Rankings and Blackout Date Request: February 22 – March 5
  • SEC Schedule Publication: March 29
  • Selfcare Categories Spring SEC Meetings:  April 6th – 9th
  • Session #2: April 13-16 – General Merchandise Categories; Deadline to register February 19

Session #2: GM Categories Spring Virtual SEC Meetings:  Key Dates and Next Step Notifications

  • Company Registration Deadline: Friday, February 19
  • Participant Registrations can be added at any time
  • SEC Profile Request: Week of February 22-26
  • SEC Mutual Meeting Partner Rankings and Blackout Date Request. March 1st – 12th
  • SEC Schedule Publication: April 5
  • GM Categories Spring SEC Meetings:   April 13th – 16th

IHA Sellers — All Buyers

  • Session #3: April 20-23 – Housewares Categories with invited IHA Suppliers (in tandem with the IHA Connect GROCERY event); Deadline to register February 26

Session #3 IHA Housewares Categories Spring Virtual SEC Meetings with IHA:  Key Dates and Next Step Notifications

  • Company Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26th
  • Participant Registrations can be added at any time SEC Profile Request: Will be sent for completion the week of March 1st – 5th
  • SEC Profile Request: March 1st – 5th
  • SEC Mutual Meeting Partner Rankings and Blackout Date Request. March 8th – 19th
  • SEC Schedule Publication: April 12
  • IHA Housewares Categories Spring SEC Meetings:   April 20th – 23rd

Meeting Format

  • 45-minute meetings, scheduled from 10 am – 5:45 pm ET
  • All meetings will be scheduled at the top of the hour and hosted on Zoom
  • Mutual match will be used to determine meetings
  • GMDC|Retail Tomorrow will build all meeting schedules and accommodate specific black-out windows for event participants
  • No cost to register; Seller companies will be invoiced $500 for every accepted meeting with a Buyer

Who Should Attend

  • Retailers and Wholesalers – Health, Beauty, Wellness and General Merchandise Category Buyers, Directors of Purchasing/Merchandising, E-commerce
  • Suppliers/Manufacturers – Sales, Marketing, Consumer and Shopper Insights, Omni-Channel
  • Service and Solution Companies – Sales, Marketing, Display and Merchandising, Retail Support, Consumer and Shopper Insights